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Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Pasolini Undead

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pasolini’s survival, his obtrusive persistence as a trope of public discourse and representation—well over forty years after his violent death in 1975 and well over sixty since he first came to literary prominence in Italy as a writer...

Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction ‘Confront a corpse at least once’ Bowie implored, ‘. . . the absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have’ (Bowie, 2004). His words accompanied a haunting photographic...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...
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...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

“In my mind, my dreams are real”

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Nonfiction Film : Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Art sees things in close-up, focusing our attention, teaching us to not cast blame so freely. Art doesn’t make judgments, it informs and teaches. The camera allows truth to circulate in places it wouldn’t normally go...

Two Views over Water: Action and Absorption in Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...The moment that I wish to reflect on occurs during the last two minutes of Wild Strawberries/Smultronstället (1957). It is an image seen from the point of view of the film’s protagonist, an old, much-honoured professor (Isak Borg, played...

When My Father Died

James Franco

James Franco grew up in the northern California town of Palo Alto. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, and This Is The End. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Herbert White : Poems and Prose

Faber & Faber, 2014

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Introduction

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and the Holocaust : New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction As a broad survey of Holocaust films this book aims to introduce readers not only to the established canon but also to films that do not share the notoriety that Charles Chaplin’s 1940 comedy The Great Dictator or Steven...

Liebestraum (1991)

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Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Music Store – Night We see a couple of grand pianos in half light. The shadow of a man comes into shot and he turns off lights. The camera starts to move and we see more of the music store. The man comes into shot and turns out...